ADHD and Autism are the same thing with different dimensions.
My hypothesised dimensions:
Tics/Fidgets
Need for Routine
Impulsivity
Emotional Sensitivity
Anxiety
Depression
Hyperfixations
Hyperfocus
Social Difficulty
Logic Processing
Masking
There are more... but that's a start.
OCD is probably in here... schitzophrenia maybe... plurals.... this is all wild conjecture at this point.

Obsession
Ritual
Delusion
Synaesthesia
Sensory Processing Sensitivity
Hyper Empathy
Alexithymia
The main moderator of all of these dimensions and their presentations I hypothesise = trauma and the response to it.
Honestly after reading about 2000x science articles on so many personality disorders, Autism, ADHD, OCD, BPD, Bipolar, PTSD, cPTSD, Always been neurodivergence.
It's ok the "Mania" police will be here to tell me that I am crazy for drawing a conclusion based on all scientific data and saying I have delusions.
The reason that understanding of all of these has been delayed = most research is done on those with mental health differences, not with them.

Observation studies are not good at figuring out causes of stuff. Because most solutions haven't worked.
Scientific method:
1. Come up with hypothesis without input from affected people
2. Posit solution
3. Make subjective observation with biases and lack of critical input
4. In a lot of cases rig statistics or use invalid measurements
5. Make conclusion

CITE THIS RESEARCH GO TO 1
IF you want to know the biggest effect I believe after reading everything reading the personal accounts of everyone...
It's the Pygmalion effect (self-fulfilling prophecy), people with neurodivergence appear to be highly suggestable I believe.
The incongruence occurs when I changed or modified my behaviour as expected and I was still rejected.

I was constantly trying to adapt to make sure that I was accepted by society.
When you are never good enough no matter how hard you try it becomes like a rubber band around a watermelon. The stresses kept stacking up till I just broke completely.
I didn't burn out - I reached my neurodivergent rejection limit.
The prevalence of mental health conditions in non-western nations is an AREA all research should be focused on - because they seem to be able to treat them.

White supremacist patriarchal individualist society is definitely making us worse.
Thanks for coming to my TED talk.
There was always the person I wanted to be hiding inside. But it took a while. This song basically is a great metaphor for my neurodivergent journey.
open.spotify.com/track/6vSq5q5D…

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7 Apr
We desperately need Autistic diagnostic tests written by Autistic people. It’s really obvious all the current ones were not developed with wide enough input and it’s leading tons of people to believe they are not Autistic.
Nearly all of them are based on theory of mind. The false belief that Autistic people cannot think about what other people think correctly. It’s been absolutely rubbished due to the double empathy problem.
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7 Apr
Dysgraphia is a poorly understood specific learning disability. It’s not just handwriting. It’s whenever you write. It causes a lot of issues, certain grammatical rules take a long time to learn. I often make “careless errors” that are due to dysgraphia. 1/2
For example:
“Autistic person”
“person with autism”

These are exactly the same in my mind. I know the reasoning for using identity-first but I took a long time to actually use this, as my brain still sees these exactly the same.
Sentence structure is the other issue. 2/2
My tweets are usually carefully edited multiple times for this. It was hell doing essay exams with this undiagnosed. It’s often not detected.
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7 Apr
A story here, a few years ago my wife and I were in a car accident, the guy left the scene, we both had massive whiplash, she also injured her knees. I didn’t react properly. I felt awful but I have been gaslight so much over pain. I am hyper aware of her pain now.
I broke my arm and was told to have a cup of soup and a bath. I broke my collarbone and it just reset in the wrong place. My doctor and my work denied my Crohns pain for a year as hypochondria.
Ever get ABA’d out of feeling pain? I have. I burn myself all the time without noticing now.
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7 Apr
Because a lot of neurodivergent people like to consider every possibility when designing a system, the best thing you can do is give them specific requirements. I personally short circuit when the scope of design is too large. Give explicit instructions, answer all questions.
If you don’t know say: “I don’t know”
Don’t patronise us and change your voice like we don’t understand language. Assume competence always.
The worst responses I received:
“Just make it good”
“You figure it out”
“Why are you asking this question? It’s clear what I meant”
“Now you’re just being difficult”
“I’ll do it myself”
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7 Apr
Time =/= effort.
I achieve more in 4 hours than I do in 8 due to the constant worry about the consistency I need to keep up. I also need to recharge a ton, but I work with the passion of 1000 suns when I work.
Programming wasn't a good career for me, due to the fact I have dyscalculia - I would often make off by 1 errors.

I spent more time bug fixing a lot of awful things I did due to this.

I was incredible at finding others bugs.
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6 Apr
People with dyscalculia do you also have trouble rearranging letters in your head? AKA anagrams?
I have a big (I think anyway) vocabulary, but mentally rearranging stuff in my mind with aphantasia, dyscalculia and dysgraphia is hard... I don’t know which affects it.
I don’t have dyslexia either, reading things is fine.
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